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  • Talking to Kyle Abraham about his Dancing Festival commission

    Talking to  Kyle Abraham about his Dancing Festival commission
    "You get some news, and then it's like: OK, all right—it's a new idea, a new thing," says choreographer Kyle Abraham, talking about the turn of events that inspired his Hubbard Street world premiere, commissioned by the Chicago Dancing Festival....
  • Canton's Valley Ballet Gives Master Classes From Professional

    CANTON — The Valley Ballet is offering a master class with a professional dancer, Matthew Prescott, who has danced with the Joffrey Ballet and other professional troupes. The 33-year-old New York artist earned the title of master dancer after a...
  • 9 things Rahm Emanuel and Karen Lewis have in common

    9 things Rahm Emanuel and Karen Lewis have in common
    Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis has emerged as Mayor Rahm Emanuel's chief antagonist — and as a possible challenger in next year's mayoral election. Yet the bitter rivals have striking similarities. In 2012, Lewis told Chicago magazine:...
  • Where to hear Alondra de la Parra, 1st Orlando Philharmonic music-director candidate

     Where to hear Alondra de la Parra, 1<sup>s</sup><sup>t</sup> Orlando Philharmonic music-director candidate
    The first of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra's five music-director candidates is in town this week. Alondra de la Parra will conduct the orchestra's season-opening concert, which features Mahler's Symphony No. 1. Mexican-born de la Parra, 34, holds...
  • Laguna festival celebrates a decade of dance

    Laguna festival celebrates a decade of dance
    The Laguna Dance Festival is kicking off its 10th season of showcasing world-class dance presentations in Laguna Beach with a nod to the past and a vision for the future. "The focus is bringing out dancers who have performed in the past and are...
  • REVIEW: Opening night of Chicago Dancing Festival

    REVIEW: Opening night of Chicago Dancing Festival
    The mood was buoyant, the choreography masterful, the dancing accomplished. At any price, Wednesday's performance would have been a winner. At the price of "free," it was astounding. Some heart-swelling civic pride is welcome these days, and the Chicago...
  • April Daly, Sugar Plum Fairy

    April Daly, Sugar Plum Fairy
    Growing up, April Daly said she knew no one in her native Rockford who had made it as a professional ballet dancer. Yet she never questioned her decision to pursue a ballet career. "I always tell my parents (that) I think they're incredible that they...
  • Desserts, a sweet time at Joffrey family dinner

    Desserts, a sweet time at Joffrey family dinner
    The Women's Board of the Joffrey Ballet presented its 16th annual Nutcracker Family Dinner on Dec.8 at the Standard Club. Five hundred and seventy-five guests enjoyed a matinee of Robert Joffrey's take on Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker" at the Auditorium...
  • 'Time' is the essence

    'Time' is the essence
    Josie Walsh was walking through Temescal Canyon early this year when her sight was arrested by a mélange of rocks. Jagged stones bulged out on the trail's edge, while others, textured and worn smooth by water, lay nearby. The passage — and...
  • Joffrey celebrates dance and fashion

    Joffrey celebrates dance and fashion
    For the eighth annual Couture & Cocktails presented by The Joffrey Ballet's Women's Board, the world of dance and fashion came together in grand style Oct. 4 at the Park West. Nearly 300 guests enjoyed a luxurious fall runway show that featured designer...
  • Joffrey aces a century of progress in 'Russian Masters'

     Joffrey aces a century of progress in 'Russian Masters'
    These days, perhaps more than ever, ballet companies are like sharks: they must keep moving or die. But even as they look toward the future, they ignore or forget ballet's long history at their peril. The Joffrey Ballet's "Russian Masters" program has...